We’ve been hearing and seeing a lot about the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 of late. It’s pretty much a given that the handset will feature a design similar to the one seen on Galaxy S8.
What this essentially means is that the Galaxy Note 8 will have a huge Infinity Display (perhaps a 6.3-inch screen as rumored) with almost no bezels on the sides. In fact, the Galaxy Note 8 is believed to come with an even better scree-to-body ratio.
But hey there, it ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. The problem with this design comes with the placement of fingerprint scanner. Since the display consumes most of the front, the fingerprint scanner has to be moved to the back like the one seen on the Galaxy S8.
The Galaxy S8 received a lot of flak for placing the fingerprint scanner in such awkward position. So, Samsung could either integrate the scanner right under the display or change its position on the back and make it more easily accessible.
Now, one of the company’s spokesperson had already confirmed that Samsung didn’t have the tech just yet to mass produce the Galaxy Note 8 with an on-screen fingerprint scanner. This leaves Samsung with the only option to place the sensor on the back.
Considering the amount of criticism the Galaxy S8 received for such placement, all of us expected the company to change the placement with the Note 8. Well, Samsung is changing the position but only for the worse if this leak is believed to be true.
The 3D CAD drawing of the Galaxy Note 8 in the image above is based on the schematics obtained from a factory building the smartphone. And, as you can see from the image, the fingerprint scanner is placed even farther than the one seen on the Galaxy S8, thanks to the dual camera setup.
If true, this could be a real bummer for folks who are used to unlocking their smartphones with the fingerprint scanner. We only hope for this leak to be fake.
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Note 8 in late August just before IFA 2017 kickstarts in September.